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I have a BA Hons degree in typographic design and Masters degree in business administration. I worked in the publishing industry for 30 years as a setter, copy editor and proof reader, before moving into management. Now semi-retired.

My main interest areas are cookery, cricket, and reading/writing.


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reviewed Reviewed Websites that offer book/movie/story analyses useful for writers?
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15
reviewed Reviewed Are music lyrics copyrighted?
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15
reviewed Reviewed Turning Checkered Squares into Settings
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15
reviewed Reviewed Is it a bad writing practice to start sentences with a verb?
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15
reviewed Reviewed Is there a description of location required in intense moments of the story like in a love story
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15
reviewed No Action Needed How many errors should I expect from a proofreader?
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15
reviewed Reviewed Using dashes in writing dialogue
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15
reviewed No Action Needed How to convert DOI to citation information
Dec
14
answered Are music lyrics copyrighted?
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14
awarded  Critic
Dec
14
comment How do collaborating authors choose an agent?
@Standback You're missing the point of my answer completely. I stated quite clearly you select an agent based on the nature and subject matter of the book. Just because an author already has an agent does not mean that agent will be the best one to represent a book on a different subject matter collaborated with a second author. The process of selecting an agent is exactly the same regardless of whether one of both authors already have an agent. This is the way it works - regardless of whether you like the answer or not!
Dec
13
answered How do collaborating authors choose an agent?
Dec
13
answered Using uncommon abbreviations
Dec
12
awarded  Excavator
Dec
12
revised Is it really so “impossible” to get published by a traditional publisher?
A few typos, general formating and a tidy up for sense.
Dec
12
reviewed Reviewed How many errors should I expect from a proofreader?
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12
reviewed Reviewed Should it be a Short Story or Full Story
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12
awarded  Custodian
Dec
12
reviewed Reviewed How does one write a character smarter than oneself?
Dec
12
answered Is it really so “impossible” to get published by a traditional publisher?